Roadrunner buying 500 trucks, 2,100 trailers this year

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Updated May 6, 2019

Roadrunner Transportation Systems, Inc., says the company plans add assets this year in an ongoing effort to improve the driving experience, safety, uptime and fuel efficiency.

Capital plans for this year include the acquisition of more than 500 sleeper and day cab tractors and the acquisition or refinancing of over 2,100 dry and refrigerated trailers.

The introduction of these assets, the company says, will reduce overall tractor fleet age and add efficient capacity across all business segments and the upgraded fleet is also expected to help increase driver productivity and on-time delivery while reducing maintenance costs.

“Investing in our fleet is one of the many ways we are focusing on putting our customers, company drivers and independent contractors first. We are extremely proud to introduce newer equipment to help us improve our fleet safety, reliability and efficiency,” says Michael Gettle, President and COO of Roadrunner Transportation Systems.